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BLACK ENTERPRISE TEENPRENEUR CONFERENCE HOSTED BY WENDY’S KICKS-OFF MAY 16 IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

Three-day leadership summit teaches African American youth principles of entrepreneurship and develops tomorrow’s CEOs today

(New York, NY) April TBD, 2013— BLACK ENTERPRISE will kick off its annual Teenpreneur Conference hosted by Wendy’s on May 15, 2013 at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The three-day Teenpreneur Conference, which annually attract more than 100 budding entrepreneurs and teen business owners, offers a dynamic program designed to educate teens on what it takes to build a money-making enterprise in today’s challenging economy.
This year’s conference highlights include:

The Teenpreneur Award honors young innovators, ages 13-17, who are committed to the tradition of black business achievement. This year’s nominees are:

  • Maya Penn, CEO of Maya Ideas, Canton, GA
  • Gabrielle Williams, CEO of Jewelz of Jordan, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Jesse Council, CEO, and Joziah Council, President of Shy-Way Essentials, Midland PA

 

The Teenpreneur Elevator Pitch Competition: Five preselected teens will have a chance to pitch their business plans to a panel of entrepreneur judges.

Interactive workshops and sessions led by entrepreneur experts Kevin Johnson, President/CEO, Johnson Media Inc., and bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Mind; Vanessa Parker, Owner, Pink Boss Inc.; and I’na Saulsbery, CEO, The Starfire Group.

Sessions include:

  • Young Entrepreneurs Guide: What You Need to Know
  • Developing Your Business Plan
  • Cha-Ching: Money Matters
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Ready, Set, Pitch
  • Know the Law

For more information or to register for the Black Enterprise Teenpreneur Conference hosted by Wendy’s, please call 800-209-7229 or visit www.blackenterprise.com/ec.

The 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide is presented by OPEN from American Express, PepsiCo, Dell and Walmart. Platinum sponsors include FedEx Express and Wendy’s. Corporate sponsors include Huntington Bank and Cardinal Health.

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